Dating a les paul custom if she put out on the first date, you're not special she did with everyone else the pot codes are from june till about , jensen was the only fender speaker supplier and remember, even the dates indicated by the pots aren't that exact. Dating this pot code indicates a vintage guitar model by guitar, switches 04 is helpful, the pots manufacture 304, jacks, cover, cover, centralab 134, the left and right are stackpole pots were from stackpole pots. Stamped on every potentiometer (volume and tone pots) is a six- or seven-digit source code that tells who made the pot, as well as the week and the year the source dating code is an element of standardization that is administered by the electronics industries alliance (eia. The words lin on a pot means a linear taper turned half way, the resistance is at approx central lab used and cts used codes the manufacturer's name, morganite is there, but no means of dating note this is the same part number as the stackpole pot above, although now produced by cts at stands for audio taper.
Dating fender transformers, speakers & potentiometers using eia codes eia (electronics industry association) source-date codes: electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date. I opened up my national new yorker lap steel to check the pot date i found the following engraved on the pot: stackpole 82-c 2-34 doesn't seem to fit the date coding we're use to. Fender often used the same circuit for many years so this is not a very accurate method for amp dating the code is simple, the first two letters are the revision, where aa is the first revision, ab is the second, etc.
The cge pots were by all reports inferior to the cts pots in construction, you can see both dissected side-by-side in an article you can get to on the lpf home page luckily, cge stopped making pots, prompting gibson to go back to cts which new pots most like a vintage centralab originally posted by thin sissy. All 3x stackpole pots are stamped 304723, dating them to 23rd week of 1957 the original crl 3-way switch has never been changed and works fine, all solders are original and untouched, a second. These codes can be found on speakers, transformers, pots, capacitors, and multi-section electrolytic can caps of course, these codes are only applicable to original components, not replacement parts. Dating the pot will get you in the ball park but those pots could have been sitting around for a long time before they made their way into a pedal from analogman's web site: the easiest way to date pedals is the same way you date some guitars and amps - by the pot codes eh, mxr, and most us made effects used pots with eia date codes on them.
Online dating in connecticut we are on a mission to make people feel loved and happy download our free apps to stay in touch members already registered: your new love life starts here dating site local dating connecticut. Gibson guitar potentiometer database find pots by guitar, or correct guitar model by partnumber this gibson pot database contains part numbers with respective models for all gibsons from the early 1960s until the early 1980s as described in the various replacement parts lists distributed by gibson. Came across this george gruhn and walter carter article a while ago, about how checking codes on pots can assist in dating guitars the original work was done by hans moust, author of the guild guitar book came across hans on a guild forum many years ago and he helped me with a few questions. Centralab pot codes hi all, 704 - stackpole 140 - clarostat 134 - centralab 381 - bourns networks 106 - allen-bradley sometimes pot-code dating is a good way to zero in on date of manufacture since there were so many makers and no real serial number dating systems kim.
During the 1950's, fender used mostly stackpole (#304) pots then in roughly early 1963, they changed to cts (#137) pots in 1967 (after cbs bought fender), fender bought a huge supply of pots from cts. Dating stackpole pots the source-date code found on pots and speakers gives thebut i have seen them used on stackpole pots on electric national guitars as. Re: which new pots most like a vintage centralab i have posted a chart before of the vintage centralabs in my '59 burst they are quite close to 10% pots with a 500k reading about 60k on 1/2.
Dating stackpole pots the source-date code found on pots and speakers gives thebut i have seen best dating quiz them used on stackpole pots cts potentiometer datasheet on electric dating stackpole pots national guitars as. Custom shop work directly with our team of world-class luthiers and master builders in corona, ca to create your dream instrument. Dating cts pots sorry if this has been discussed before but i am trying to date a les paul deluxe where the first number of the 6 digit serial number is difficult to read the pot date code seems to be 13770. Most gibson basses when dating an instrument using pot codes but i have seen them used on stackpole pots on electric national guitars as early as i would suggest checking the solder joints - are they clean in either case, the code works the same gibson didn't start using pots with source-date codes till or less common source codes.
Stackpole pot date help discussion in 'telecaster discussion forum' started by bb, nov 22, 2004. #304 : stackpole the next two numbers after the manufacturer number are the year, and the last two numbers are the week of the year the pots were made so a pot stamped 1377833 is a cts pot made in the 33rd week of 1978. Pots also showed their resistance value with a code to indicate whether it was linear or log the code above, 1376128, on a volume controller from a model 40 pickup, shows 137 for the manufacturer, cts, the year 61 for 1961 and the week of manufacture as 28. The first 3 digits on a pot, or the first 2, 3 or 4 digits on a speaker are the source or manufacturer code the remaining 3 or 4 digits are the date code in 3 digit dates code, the 1st digit is the last digit of the year.